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Composition and CEO Duality in Boards of Directors: An International Perspective

Dan R Dalton and Idalene F Kesner
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Dan R Dalton: Indiana University
Idalene F Kesner: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Journal of International Business Studies, 1987, vol. 18, issue 3, 33-42

Abstract: This paper provides an empirical assessment comparing board composition (proportion of outside/nonmanagement board members) and CEO duality (role of CEO and chairperson held simultaneously) between samples (n=150) of Japanese, United Kingdom, and United States industrial firms. Results indicate marked differences in these corporate governance dimensions. Implications regarding board independence, and differences in corporate governance internationally are discussed.© 1987 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1987) 18, 33–42

Date: 1987
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